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PRIVATE PILOT LICENSE – PPL(A): 45 hours

Flight training 45 hours (40 A/C + 5 SIM)
Ground preparation 7 hours
Theory course 20 hours in a classroom

Age 17 years old at least
Education basic
English basic knowledge
Health Medical certificate Class 2 at least

Course length 2 months

Career

The Private Pilot License PPL (A) is the basic license for starting a career as a professional pilot. Although holding a license is the first step in a professional aviation career, it only entitles the licensee to fly for private purposes, i.e. he/she is not authorised to fly for a fee. However, with a PPL license, if you gain the required flight experience and relevant theory, you can become an instructor at a private pilot training school.

NIGHT RATING – NR(A): 5 hours

Flight training 5 hours A/C
Ground preparation 2 hours
Theory course not applied

Age 17 years old at least
License PPL(A)
English basic knowledge
Health Medical certificate Class 2 at least

Course length 2 nights

Career

The night rating qualification is an essential qualification for professional pilots. You need the qualification Night before you start the commercial pilot training CPL(A) or IR qualification to obtain rights for instrument flights at night.

AIRLINE TRANSPORT PILOT LICENSE – ATPL (A) THEORY COURSE: 650 hours

Flight training not applied
Theory course 68 hours of consultations

Age 17 years old at least
License PPL(A)
English advance knowledge
Education Knowledge of Mathematics and Physics

Course length 18 months

Career

The Airline Transport Pilot theory course is one of the important and necessary milestones in your professional aviation career. If you want to become an airline transport pilot you have to pass the ATPL(A) theory course and then successfully pass all the theory exams in the Civil Aviation Authority. In the course you will get all the necessary theoretical knowledge to obtain a commercial pilot licence (CPL) and an instrument rating (IR) qualification and become an airline transport pilot. Both qualifications are required to have before you apply for the job as a first officer in airlines. After you have gained the required experience as an first officer in airlines you get an opportunit to apply for the ATPL (A) pilot license. The Airline Transport Pilot License ATPL (A) authorizes a pilot to operate as a co-pilot or pilot-in-command in commercial airline transport. The license holders are allowed to operate flights for private and commercial purposes, can take passengers on board and fly for a fee or without. With this license you are a real professional airline transport pilot.

INSTRUMENT RATING – IR(A): 50 hours

Flight training 50 hours (20 A/C + 30 SIM) (40 CPL(A) holders)
Ground preparation 20 hours
Theory course 18 hours of consultations (or ATPL Theory course)

Age 18 years old at least
License PPL(A) or CPL(A) holder and Night Rating holder
Total flight time min 50 hours as PIC on cross-country flights
English ICAO EN min Level 4, IFR EN certificate
Health  Medical certificate Class 1 or Class 2 with IR extension

Course length 2 months

Career

The Instrument Rating IR (A) qualification is part of the training for an airline transport pilot ATP. The Instrument Rating IR (A) qualification allows the pilot to conduct flights under meteorological conditions where the visibility is so low that it is necessary to operate instrument flights at any stage of the flight. But it can also be used by private pilots if they want to fly under meteorological conditions without ground visibility.

COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENSE – CPL(A): 15 hours

Flight training 15 hours A/C for IR(A) holders otherwise 25 hours
Ground preparation 13 hours
Theory course 26 hours of consultations (or ATPL Theory course)

Age 18 years old at least
License PPL(A) holder and Night Rating holder
Total flight time min 150 hours of that 100 hours as PIC
English ICAO EN min Level 4
Health Medical certificate Class 1

Course length 1 month

Career

The commercial pilot license CPL(A) entitles you to fly as a professional pilot. Commercial pilot license holders with limited flight experience can either work as charter flight pilots or as flight instructors while obtaining flying experience. With this license, the relevant theoretical knowledge required for airline transport pilots, and the qualification for flying multi-engine airplanes, you can apply to be a transport pilot in any airline.

MULTI-ENGINE PISTON – MEP(A) + MEP IR(A): 11 hours

Flight training 11 hours A/C (6 h MEP + 5 h ME IR)
Theory course 3,5 hours in a classroom

Age 17 years old at least
License PPL(A) or CPL(A) holder and IR(A) holder for ME IR add on
Total flight time min 70 hours as PIC
English ICAO EN min Level 4
Health Medical certificate Class 1

Course length 2 weeks

Career

The MEP (Multi-Engine Piston) class rating entitles the pilot to operate multi-engine piston aircraft. The MEP class rating together with the addition instrument rating in the multi-engine airplane ME IR is a prerequisite for a career as an airliner pilot.

ADVANCED UPRT: 3 hours

Flight training 3 hours A/C (aerobatics)
Theory course 5 hours in a classroom

Age 18 years old at least
License PPL(A) holder
Total flight time N/A
English ICAO EN min Level 4
Health Medical certificate Class 2

Course length 2 days

Career

Training for recovery of upset positions of the aircraft (Advanced UPRT) is mandatory for all professional pilots who intend to work on an airline or enroll in a Type Rating.

MULTI-CREW COOPERATION (MCC): 20 hours

Flight training 20 hours A/C (simulator)
Theory course 25 hours in a classroom

Age 18 years old at least
License IR(A) and MEP holder
Total flight time N/A
English ICAO EN min Level 4
Health Medical certificate Class 1

Course length 1 week

Career

The multi-crew co-operation (MCC) training is required to perform the work of an airline pilot on multi-pilot airplanes (MPAs). MCC training is required for admission to airlines

FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR- FI(A): 30 hours

Flight training 30 hours A/C
Ground preparation 6,5 hours
Theory course 50 hours in a classroom

Age 18 years old at least
License CPL(A) or PPL(A) holder with a CPL Theory certificate
Total flight time min 200 hours, of which 150 hours as PIC and 10 hours of instrument flying
English ICAO EN min Level 4
Health Medical certificate Class 1 or Class 2

Course length 2 months

Career

With a flight instructor FI(A) qualification, you can start your aviation career as soon as you obtain your private pilot license PPL (A). As a flight instructor, you will be able to obtain the necessary flight experience required for going on to study to become a professional pilot and, at the same time, earn some money during your studies.

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